Unfortunately, financial institutions are the target of a fraud, often called ‘phishing’, which uses fake emails to encourage customers to enter their internet banking passwords into a counterfeit copy of their website. Their aim is to use these security details to remove money from your account.
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We’d like to remind you that Unity Trust Bank will never send you an email asking you to reconfirm your security details and we will never ask you to divulge your full passwords via email.
Details will be passed to fraud prevention agencies if false or inaccurate information is provided, and fraud is identified. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information.
We and other organisations may also access and use this information to prevent fraud and money laundering, for example, when:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to receive details of the relevant fraud prevention agencies. We and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies.
By working together we can help to reduce fraudulent activity by making it difficult to undertake and identifying it at the earliest opportunity.
Our ‘Protect Your Organisation’ webpage can you to put in place the internal controls to assess, prevent and detect the risk of your organisation being affected by fraud.
For more information about safe cheque and credit processing, visit the pay.uk website.
Online Banking is safe and convenient as long as you take a number of simple precautions. We have outlined some points to be aware of below.
Further help and advice about online fraud such as phishing and malware, how to spot fraud, and how you can protect yourself from online banking fraud, is available from the Bank Safe Online website.
You can find more tips in Google’s SafetyCentre, which shares ways you can stay safe online.
When personal data or documents are sent via email without additional encryption methods in place, the email content will also be accessible to unintended recipients or third parties who can intercept the communication.
To prevent this from happening, it is recommend to add an extra layer of encryption to your personal data emails when contacting Unity Trust Bank:
If you’re ready to switch your Business Current Account to Unity Trust Bank, we’ll make sure it happens like clockwork. It’s guaranteed to take 7 working days, it’s free, and it’s all taken care of by the Current Account Switch Service.